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African Drumming with Ssasi

Students will learn to make popular West African beats with djembe drum. A school set of djembes is required. If desired, an additional class could be added for the students to make their own djembe drums from recycled materials. Contact Ssasi to discuss.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

1 hour class time (or whatever length of time is allowed per period)

Material Required:

Set of djembes drums

Language of Instruction:

Ssasi speaks French but can work with the students in English.



“Ssasi” Mahamadou Sangaré

I am from Mali, West Africa. I am a singer/composer, play the bamboo flute, djembe drum and some guitar. I know several traditional dances from Mali, Africa. I create fabric art known as bogolan, or mud cloth. This works well for either wall hangings or t-shirts.

Contact: 867-334-5960 (French) 867-335-1787 (English)


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